Twice denied admission, he filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, alleging that the university had rejected him only because of his race.
In each of the campuses where they refused Open Hillel's request that we vets be permitted to speak, the Open Hillel students arranged alternative campus venues.
The powerful presentation and discussion involved sharing of Mississippi experiences, and throughout the leitmotif repeated: "Organize! Organize! Organize!"
"Well first of all, I have been involved with issues about labor for a great deal of my life, I come out of a union family and my mother and my father were very much involved in organizing."
The right wing's Southern strategy can only be defeated by a progressive Southern strategy.
On this day in 1977 Mississippi civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer passed away.
Cleanup crews rushed to clean up the mess the following day, and are continuing to skim oily water off the river.
The ambiguously worded and short-sighted proposal, if passed, could have had terrible consequences for Mississippi women and their families.
The legality of abortion has remained a hot topic in American politics, the most recent incarnation of which is the "personhood" initiatives.
This crime, tragic and vile as it is, seems to only be the latest example of long-standing racism that appears to permeate Mississippi to the core.